Food & Drink in San Marcos

Up to Half Off Shaved Ice, Smoothies, or Frozen Yogurt at MamboFreeze

MamboFreeze

The Hitch Food Trailer Park

$5 $2.80

Shaved ice in more than 200 flavors, frozen yogurt showered in toppings, and smoothies such as orange creamsicle and strawberry basil

40% Off at Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

San Marcos

$20 $12

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Eatery dishes out Mexican and American food such as nachos, wings, chicken fried steak, quesadillas, burritos, and jalapeño avocado burgers

48% Off Casual American Cuisine at Cypress Creek Cafe

Cypress Creek Cafe

Wimberley

$21 $11

A cozy restaurant by day and rocking concert venue by night, Cypress Creek Cafe pairs hearty casual American cuisine with local music

Up to 53% Off Cupcakes

Dessert Diva Cakes

Dessert Diva Cakes

$36 $18

Icing topped cupcakes and cakes in flavors such as red velvet, pumpkin, and triple chocolate

45% Off American Diner Food at Huddle House

Huddle House

Lockhart

$10 $5.50

Southern smothered biscuits topped with cheese and sausage gravy; Triple Huddle burgers with three beef patties each; country-fried steak

40% Off Burger Meal at The Guadalupe Grillhouse

The Guadalupe Grillhouse

Seguin

$23.45 $14

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Enjoy appetizers such as nachos, paired with fries and freshly made burgers, with toppings such as American cheese and chili

Jamba Juice—40% Off Freshly Squeezed Juice

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$6.27 $3.75

Freshly squeezed juices are delicious, nutritious and a great way to get daily vitamins and minerals your body needs to fuel the day.

46% Off Chef's Tasting Menu at Hudson's on the Bend

Hudson's on the Bend

West Austin

$110 $59

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Chefs add innovative sauces to wild-game dishes lauded in an Austin Chronicle reader poll; served on a rustic garden patio

$10 for $20 Toward Hand-Decorated Bundt Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

West Lake Hills

$20 $10

Bakery specializing in bundt cakes creates four different sizes with 40 hand-decorated designs and 10 flavors

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Due Forni

Due Forni

Downtown

$20 $11

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Neapolitan and Roman pizzas, roasted chicken with bacon brussel sprouts, and short rib lasagna

Up to 47% Off Thai Food at Thai Passion

Thai Passion

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Artfully crafted, traditional Thai cuisine served in a dining room bedecked with the chef-owner’s original carved artwork

Up to 55% Off Grass-Fed Beef from Beetnik Foods

Beetnik Foods

Austin

$64.99 $29

Online farm-to-table market supplies grass-fed beef available for pick-up

Up to 55% Off Ice-Cream Cupcakes

Zero Degrees Ice Cream

Austin

$27.95 $15

Chocolate-mint, cookies-and-cream, and birthday cake ice cream churned fresh daily and folded into creamy cupcakes

36% Off at Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Fuzzy's Taco Shop Austin

Austin

$14 $9

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Menu of Baja-style Mexican food includes grilled fish and veggie tacos and enchiladas; art from local artists and TVs adorn the walls

47% Off Frozen Bananas at Bananarchy

Bananarchy

Bananarchy

$5 $2.66

Frozen, Turbana bananas are covered in chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla or vegan chocolate and coated in 11 toppings like granola or toffee

Up to 50% Off Caviar Tasting or Russian Food at Russian House

Russian House

Downtown

$30 $17

(137)

Classic Russian dishes, including beef stroganoff and stuffed cabbage; caviar tasting menu with red caviar and premium sturgeon black caviar

45% Off Indian Food at Royal India

Royal India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(93)

A tandoor oven roasts chicken and ground lamb; eight types of curry season meats; vegetarian options feature housemade cheese

Up to 45% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Freddie's Place

Freddie's Place

Bouldin

$20 $11

Relax outdoors beneath a grove of oak trees or inside near a fireplace while filling up on pancakes and frittatas or burgers and sandwiches

46% Off Pizza and Drinks at Austin Pizza Garden

Austin Pizza Garden

East Oak Hill

$24 $13

(128)

Chefs create classic and unique pizzas from award-winning recipes and other Italian specialties from stromboli to eggplant-parm sandwiches

Up to 45% Off Cajun Cuisine at Cypress Grill

Cypress Grill

East Oak Hill

$20 $11

(206)

Jambalaya and fried catfish served on shaded patio amid live Cajun and jazz music at restaurant voted one of Austin’s best

Up to 53% Off Gourmet Popcorn at Cornucopia Popcorn Creations

Cornucopia Popcorn Creations

Hancock

$15 $7

Bags, tins, and samples of popcorn in flavors such as cinnamon toast, birthday cake, and texas chili at new Red River Street location

40% Off at Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

Highland

$20 $12

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Owners who trained to cook and host in New Dehli bring diners Northern Indian recipes, such as tandoor-roasted lamb and Indian rice pudding

Persian Dinner Cuisine

Alborz Persian Cuisine

North Shoal Creek

$20 $11

Kitchen staff crafts traditional platefuls of meaty kebabs, house stews, and vegetarian dishes

Up to 50% Off at Cajun Pizza Place

Cajun Pizza Place

Cajun Pizza Place

$20 $10

Thin-crust pizzas customized with a range of toppings, paired with Cajun favorites such as spicy Louisiana sausages and muffulettas

50% Off at Reel Popcorn

Reel Popcorn

Reel Popcorn

$10 $5

47+ popcorn flavors include savory options such as wasabi ranch and jalapeno cheddar and sweet options including cinnamon and vanilla

45% Off at Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Austin

$20 $11

(93)

Northern Indian specialties, including tandoori meats and seafood, curries, and biryani

50% Off Home or Office Murder Mystery Party

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

Up to 47% Off at Zack's American Bistro

Zack's American Bistro

Steiner Ranch

$20 $11

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Upscale American food like crab cakes, Cajun-seasoned burgers with blue cheese, shrimp fra diavolo, and white pizza, made from scratch daily

Up to 40% Off Vietnamese & Thai Food at Mekong River Restaurant

Mekong River Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $12

Vietnamese and Thai specialties abound, including pho, noodle soup, vermicelli bowls, and banh mi stuffed with shrimp, pork, or tofu

40% Off Thai and Southeast Asian Food at Satay Restaurant

Satay Restaurant

North Shoal Creek

$30 $18

MSG-free Thai and Asian dishes such as pad thai, satay, and duck curry from the kitchen of a chef who sells her sauces nationwide

50% Off Coffee and Tea at Café Crème

Café Crème

Austin

$4 $2

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Baristas whip up steaming cups white chocolate mocha, lattes, and frozen specialties such as caramel frappé, while customers enjoy free wifi

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar

Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar

Sweetbriar

$12 $6

(92)

Orange-tinged walls and live music evoke a pastoral cantina as diners feast on dishes such as beef enchiladas, chicken mole, and carne asada

50% Off at Mexican Food Truck

The Hot Box Diner

Austin

$8 $4

The permanently-stationed food truck's team serves up tacos with a side of fried plantains, custom rice bowls, and other Mexican classics

Up to 45% Off Frozen Yogurt at Froyoyo

Froyoyo

West Lake Hills

$12.50 $7

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Create your own self-serve frozen yogurt, with an optional pairing of a tasting square of the shop's bean-to-bar artisan chocolate

Up to 51% Off Cupcakes

Sweet

Lakeway/Austin Area

$20 $11

Cupcakes, cake pops, and cookies made with flavors such as red velvet and italian cream from a boutique bakery

40% Off at The Juice Bar

The Juice Bar

South Manchaca

$25 $15

All-natural smoothies and juice blended with fresh fruits are free of added sugars and syrup; eaters can also select from food options

Up to 45% Off Italian Cuisine at Cedro

Cedro

Austin

$40 $22

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Handmade pastas, sushi-grade salmon tartare, and grilled pizzas topped with creative ingredients

45% Off Japanese Cuisine at Silhouette

Silhouette

Downtown

$20 $11

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More than 15 specialty rolls and 30-plus nigiri and sashimi choices such as spicy scallop, quail egg, and surf clam

Half 50% Off Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar

Habesha Restaurant & Bar

Windsor Park

$30 $15

(59)

Traditional Ethiopian vegetarian and meat dishes served with injera, a type of flatbread used to scoop up bites of food

$10 for Buffet Food at Indian Palace

Indian Palace

Northwest Hills - Far West

$10 $5

(119)

Fresh dinner and lunch buffets lead culinary journeys through northern India with dishes tossed in rich curry or smoked in a tandoor oven

$10 for Pub Food at RC Fowlers

RC Fowlers

Northwest Austin

$20 $10

Family-friendly sports bar features wings with more than 25 sauces such at atomic buffalo, as well as burgers, pizzas, and salads

50% Off Gourmet Fruit Cups

Mister FruitCup

Co-op Food Lot

$12 $6

Fruit cups combine fresh fruits with sweet or savory toppings that include tres leches sauce and Vermont cheddar cheese

Up to 50% Off at Bob and Deb's Fried Pies

Bob and Deb's Fried Pies

North Austin

$48 $26

Family run shop bakes fried pies stuffed with fillings such as apricot, chocolate macadamia, and crab cake

Up to 60% Off at MamboBerry

MamboBerry

Town Lake

$5.50 $3

Non-fat frozen yogurt with more than 30 topping choices; organic smoothies; and more than 150 flavors of natural shaved ice

Up to 51% Off Wine-Education Class for 2 or 4 at House Wine

House Wine

Zilker

$45 $26

Wine-education class bolsters vino fluency and includes snack pairings, reusable wine bags, and travel-ready stemless wineglasses

Up to 53% Off Persian Fare at Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Northwest Austin

$15 $7

(98)

Saffron-infused kebabs and stews accompany hookahs and live music

Up to 40% Off at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

620/Anderson Mill Road

$20 $11.99

(41)

Brisket, pulled pork, and racks of ribs smoked in-house

50% Off Pizza at Salvation Pizza

Salvation Pizza

West University

$10 $5

(291)

Chefs churn out New Haven pizzas topped with unique ingredients, such as asparagus, shrimp, and feta cheese

50% Off Espresso and Italian Café Cuisine at Lavazza Espression

Lavazza Espression

Downtown

$5 $2.50

(15)

Espresso, gelato, ciabatta-bread sandwiches, & torta salata served alongside dessert coffee innovations; meals of cheese, desserts, & coffee

Up to 45% Off at Bone Daddy's

Bone Daddy's

Northwest Austin

$20 $12

Barbecue joint offers food such as smoked chicken wings, beer can chicken, spare ribs, chicken fried steak, and hickory smoked meats

Up to 49% Off Coffee and Café Food at It's a Grind Coffee House

It's a Grind Coffee House

Northwest Austin

$8 $5

Baristas handcraft espresso-based beverages, healthy smoothies, and a range of loose leaf teas

Up to 47% Off Southern Comfort Food at TenOak

TenOak

Downtown

$20 $11

Crispy chicken and waffles, pulled-pork sliders, and small-batch bourbon served amid polished wood tables and sturdy metal chandeliers

45% Off at Pizza Fresh Italian Eatery

Pizza Fresh Italian Eatery

Austin

$10 $5.50

Cooks assemble ready-made pizzas and slices, as well as take-and-bake pies to prepare at home

45% Off Mexican Cuisine at El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $11

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Iconic Mexican restaurant serves traditional and modern takes on the classics; occasional live entertainment

Up to 28% Off Smoothie King Austin

Smoothie King Austin

West University

$7 $5

Since 1989, smoothie savants have filled cups with freshly blended fruit concoctions, such as Organic Apple Acai & Blackberry Dream

50% Off Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Imperia

Imperia

Imperia Asian Kitchen + Sushi

$30 $15

(311)

Acclaimed sushi chef rolls creative seafood in colorful combinations to go with Asian salads, edamame, pad thai, and more

Up to Half Off at Ontario Hookah Lounge

Ontario Hookah Lounge

Riverside

$25 $15

Guests sip sodas and munch on snacks as they puff water-cooled clouds of flavored tobacco smoke

40% Off at Oishi Japanese Fusion

Oishi Japanese Fusion

Dobie Mall, 1st Floor

$20 $12

Sushi rolls with prawn, spicy crab, mango sauce, and shrimp tempura alongside dishes of spicy chicken and teriyaki beef

Up to 43% Off Southwestern Cuisine at Chisos Grill

Chisos Grill

Hill Country Galleria

$20 $12

Southwest-inspired cuisine includes steaks, burgers, fresh seafood, and a menu 80% naturally gluten free

45% Off French-American Cuisine at Blake's on Sixth Street

Blake's on Sixth Street

Austin

$20 $11

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Ever-changing menu of seasonal dishes featuring local produce and steroid-free meats

50% Off Asian-Polynesian Fusion Food at Rockadive Austin

Rockadive Austin

Native South Food Park (Next to Moontower Saloon)

$20 $10

Food truck blends Asian, Polynesian, Filipino, and Latin flavors into dishes such sweet pulled pork, fish tacos, Spam sandwiches, and lumpia

$15 for $30 Worth of Eclectic Cuisine at Crave

Crave

Austin

$30 $15

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Diverse menus offer diners a plethora of dining options, from tacos to sushi and weekend brunch; 20+ gluten-free options available

Up to 52% Off Italian Fare at Roppolo's Pizza

Roppolo's Pizza

Downtown

$20 $11

(153)

In honor of his Sicilian mother, Marc Hill serves up pastas & 6-pound, 22-inch pizzas at eatery with second-story Mediterranean patio.

50% Off Thai Food at Trai Mai Thai

Trai Mai Thai

Austin

$12 $6

Food trailer slings crab rangoon, pad thai, curries, and other Thai-style cuisine that “reeks of authenticity” according to Austin Monthly

46% Off Tacos, Wraps, and More at Mighty Bird

Mighty Bird

Multiple Locations

$28 $15

Menu of chicken dishes, including whole rotisserie chickens, street-style chicken tacos made with fresh tortillas and sauces, and wraps

44% Off Mexican Food at Dos Batos

Dos Batos

Allandale

$18 $10

Nosh on Northern Mexican dishes featuring mesquite grilled Angus beef, chicken, or veggies, along with homemade tortillas and salsa

Up to 47% Off Mexican Food at Los Reyes Mexican Grill

Los Reyes Mexican Gril - Anderson Mill

Northwest Austin

$15 $8

Traditional mexican cuisine melds with American and Tex-Mex specialties in such dishes as ranchero pork chops and jalapeño cheeseburgers

Up to 43% Off at Third Base - SouthPark Meadows

Third Base - SouthPark Meadows

Austin

$21 $12

Sports bar dishes out food such as mini corn dogs, wings with eight sauces, buffalo chicken sliders, blackened salmon, and Reubens and fries

Up to 43% Off Pub Food at Third Base Austin Northwest

Third Base Austin Northwest

Northwest Austin

$21 $12

Mini corn dogs and stuffed tots warm up appetites for brawny burgers, blackened-salmon tacos, and wings doused in sweet or spicy sauces

Up to 55% Off Chris Mitchell Jazz Concert

"An Evening with Chris Mitchell"

The Westin Austin At The Domain

$55 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy Member, spreads smooth tunes

Up to 45% Off Pub Food at Hooligan’s Bar & Grill

Hooligans Bar and Grill

Northeast San Antonio

$20 $11

Guests watch sports–including UFC & boxing, listen to live music, & play pool at bar with classic American food such as burgers & wings

Up to 46% Off Dinner and Concert at Shore Club Restaurant & Bar

Shore Club Restaurant & Bar

Northwest Travis

$128 $70

During adult-only date nights, couples enjoy exhilarating waterpark rides before settling down to a tasty meal while live music plays

Up to 61% Off Four-Course Dinners at The Emerald Restaurant

The Emerald Restaurant

West Austin

$175.50 $69

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Chateaubriand beef, cornish game hen, or chateaubriand beef and lobster tail served in a cottage setting with soup, salad, and dessert

45% Off House-Smoked Barbecue at Smoke'n Hops

Smoke'n Hops

Dripping Springs-Wimberley

$20 $12

(26)

Pit master smokes USDA prime brisket over hickory and pecan wood in Texas-Style barbecue restaurant with patio that offers canyon-side views

40% Off Argentinean Dinner Cuisine at Buenos Aires Café

Buenos Aires Café

Hills Country Galleria

$30 $18

(113)

Empanadas filled with spiced beef and raisins, housemade cinnamon-pumpkin gnocchi, and roasted pork tenderloin topped with chimichurri

47% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Tadashi

Tadashi

Hill Country Galleria

$15 $8

Japanese eatery offers cold and hot small plates, tempura, sushi, bento boxes, and entrees such as miso pasta with scallops and shrimp

Tejas Rodeo Company – Up to 42% Off Steakhouse Dinner

Tejas Rodeo Company

Bulverde

$30 $18

(91)

Cuts of Prime Akaushi beef and USDA Choice Angus from Beeman Family Ranch, seasoned with a signature rub and seared to order

50% Off French Meal at La Patisserie by Oven Fresh Delights

La Patisserie by Oven Fresh Delights

Pflugerville

$30 $15

Desserts finish meals of hearty soups and organic salads

Up to 50% Off at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Lakeline Mall

$20 $10

Dishes from all over Italy combine into a uniquely American cuisine including Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

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Serving up an extensive menu of breakfast bites and deli fare, Coffee Pot Bistro resets clanging tummy clocks, and the café’s specialty coffee drinks provide flavorful caffeine kicks. Ante-meridiem munchers can jump-start their days with light breakfast options, such as eggs and toast ($3), or cram face crevasses with a croissant, such as the herbivore-friendly garden variety, with eggs, feta cheese, guacamole, and assorted veggies ($8). Various melts and sandwiches include Nana's chicken-salad sandwich topped with spinach, cranberries, and walnuts ($7) for a hearty meal free of Grandma’s relentless pyramid-scheme sales pitches. Coffee Pot Bistro also boasts a vast menu of specialty drinks that can be served hot, iced, or blended, such as the Laughalatté, with milk-chocolate and macadamia-nut flavors, or the white ghost, with essences of white chocolate, pistachio, and ectoplasm.

129 E Hopkins St
San Marcos,
TX
US

HH Fitness offers 45-minute Fitness Boot Camps for busy professionals that run Monday through Saturday at Diaz Martial Arts in San Marcos, Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, or All Star Elite Cheer Studion in New Braunfels.

170 S Lbj Dr
San Marcos,
TX
US

A 2010–2011 recipient of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year award, Phoenix Rising Bakery crafts a scrumptious bounty of handmade breads, sweets, and other golden-crusted butter vessels. Each batch of artisan bread dough is kneaded to life over the course of two days using all-natural and organic ingredients, and then baked in a traditional wood-fired brick oven. Accompany morning cups of coffee or tea-time chalices of mead with a fresh and flavorsome cinnamon roll ($3), or practice making kissy faces by puckering up to a lemon bar ($1.50) instead of an already slanderized milkman. Nonsweet breads are available in flavors such as sourdough, rosemary, and whole wheat, and freshly prepared 10" pizza crusts ($7 for a pack of four) make perfect canvases for homemade pies or anchovy haikus.

1904 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos,
TX
US

Patrons can casually slide into a forefront booth or slither into the larger back dining room at Tacos Flor to order up authentic Guanajuato-influenced Mexican fare. Fajita plates harness corn or freshly homemade flour tortillas to cloak rice, beans, and salad among a mountain of chicken ($7.25) or beef ($7.45), and three à la carte crispy beef tacos ($4.25) sate antsy teeth in need of crunchy chew toy. Specials like the Friday-only Lilly plate (crispy taco, cheese enchilada, rice, beans, and salad, $5.50) run rampant throughout the week, and short orders such as nachos ($4.50) snub forks for desired finger shovels.

401 Farm to Market 2325
Wimberley,
TX
US

Dedicated to satisfying seasoned gourmands and casual diners alike, Palmer’s menu offers everything from sizable steaks and chicken dishes to lighter, plant-based victuals and veggie-nestled seafood. Try the grilled ahi tuna steak with chipotle aioli, chef’s rice, and seasonal vegetables (4 oz., $14; 8 oz., $17), or nibble the tenderloin sandwich with tomato and portobello to harness the necessary brainpower to conquer your Sudoku-based home-security system ($14). A comfy atmosphere replete with multiple stone fireplaces colors the eatery’s interior, and a clean-air garden encourages postmeal relay races in the fountain courtyard.

218 Moore St
San Marcos,
TX
US

Within a cozy and colorful cubbyhole, the brew buffs at Sip! on the Square cater to café connoisseurs with a selection of high-quality coffee concoctions and chewable companions. Stimulate synapses sluggish from an early rising or soothe shot nerves after a night spent listening to boogey men grunting from indigestion with drip coffees such as the french roast or organic Sumatra ($1.59,12 oz.). Customers in the mood for more elaborate fare can furnish mouth caves with the thick cream of a milky mocha latte ($2.95,12 oz.) or decadent Ghirardelli chocolate frappé ($3.95,16 oz.). Like compressing Plato’s dialectics into a Bazooka Joe bubblegum comic, the quad espresso crams the vigor of a soda-sipping squirrel into one cup for a huge jolt of jack-in-the-box energy ($2.45).

101 Wimberley Sq
Wimberley,
TX
US

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